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Summerlicious 2015

Thoroughbred is charging an 18% auto gratuity if you order off their Summerlicious menu...totally deplorable, if you ask me. My jaw dropped when I saw that on their menu.

Uncle Tetsu

Wait so you are saying that they are "too busy" to keep things clean? That's sort of something you factor into timing when running a food business, fyi...

Also, most restaurants get a "Pass" the next inspection (save for Caplansky's, which had that long run of Yellow-but-I-clearly-don't-give-a-damn inspections)

Uncle Tetsu

Private dinner for 20 near U of T / Harbord Street / Yorkville

top floor of Harbord House?

Kanpai Snack Bar

Went tonight and had similar service issues. Sat at the bar and, as those in the industry know, this usually means improved service. The bartender Chris ignored us pretty much the whole time, took no care into making our experienced improved once we indicated it wasn't going well, and well---was one of the worst server/bartenders I've had the displeasure of experiencing in a long long time.

We were there 10 mins before asked if we wanted a drink, not that we were ever handed a drink menu. Our dishes were spaced so far apart we got our first dish at 715 and our fourth dish at 815. At this point my cocktail glass had been empty for over twenty minutes and Chris had asked my dining partner if she wanted another coke, but didn't ask me about my desires for another drink. I'd had enough at this point and asked to speak to a managet. The manager did good service recovery, comping our less than $60 bill, but I am still irked by the lack of a good time all around. Oh and lovely touch was a girl who came and sprayed cleaning liquid on the counter in front of us--like while we were sitting there, spraying us and our bags--and wiping it, just leaned over and did it like we weren't still sitting there!!!

Craziest dining out experience in a while.

18 Person Bachelorette Dinner - Toronto - Saturday night in May

You can have the Daisho menu too, so you can also you can do a set menu (which I've done) for $55 a head, and then just go all out.

18 Person Bachelorette Dinner - Toronto - Saturday night in May

Nikai. Hands down.

Dinner on Easter Sunday

Momofuku Daisho would be a good option ,and they are open.

Canada's Top 100?

Buca is on the list because the judges included the likes of Peter Tseblis.

Places singles can go for dinner in downtown Toronto?

I'm with you. Everyone likes something different; I love sitting at the bar because I can talk to the person next to me (i.e. my date …) without shouting across a table. You get to know your "server", they are basically standing there just to serve you!

But, I assume we both work in the industry. Those who do not, I have found, aren't immediately drawn to wanting to sit at the bar.

Super Bowl 2015

fried chicken or bo ssam from momofuku?

Going to Jacobs and Co tomorrow - Learn Me On Steak!

You are paying a premium at Jacobs because their staff is well trained to answer all these questions. Be honest with them with what you want, and they'll be the best ones to direct you.

And tip the hostess, they don't get tip out there.

Looking for a Restaurant in Toronto for Christmas day

7 West is open, and I'd assume at least some if not all hotel restaurants/bars.

Great Restaurant for Group of 16-20

Daisho or Nikai

small plates/ tapas spot with veg options?

That's what I was going to suggest! I was just there and we mostly ate vegetarian

Downtown lunch suggestions?

Momofuku Daisho does a great lunch. Great space too.

Lots of high profile new restaurant closings, anyone know why?

probably "stuck in vancouver"

Best bets for Thanksgiving dinner 2014?

The Daisho Thanksgiving dinner is $65/person.

Corkage and Chef's Table / Tasting Menu

good points!

Corkage and Chef's Table / Tasting Menu

Shoto does corkage.


The Keg is the best chain restaurant in Canada….

Please review my agenda. Thank you!

You could go to Momofuku Daisho for lunch on weekdays, then you'd get your momofuku fix in....they have a gorgeous glass cubed room, and you could have a really great meal there. But not open for lunch on weekends.

TO Chowhounders: favorite brunch places?

I love it there. Just don't go hungry because the wait is almost unbearable. Also, use the secret restroom UPstairs, not the scary one DOWNstairs.

Where are you still eating that you were 20 years ago and is still good?

It blows my mind that Pizza Pizza charges $3.75 for their delivery.

Jacobs & Co.

My boyfriend got a promotion and wanted to celebrate at H60 - we've never been, but have both been to Jacobs, Barbarians, Mortons - what should we order? Which place is it most similar to? I hate questions like this. Sorry…it's been a long week...


Yup! BEST THING EVER I'VE EVER HAD. But - I would say maybe split it, or else you'll fall into a food coma at your desk (a wonderful, well-deserved food coma)

Momofuku restaurants at ShangriLa - why no prices on on line menus?

This is a strange argument. All food at restaurants costs more than what it would cost to buy the ingredients and make it at home -- it's the experience of going out as well as the expertise of the chef that you go for. If you don't like Noodle Bar…which you clearly don't…don't go there?

Momofuku restaurants at ShangriLa - why no prices on on line menus?

They'll happily send you a menu with prices if you call and ask. They change their menu daily, so I assume it's because of how often the menu changes.

Bad Service - Libretto's on Ossington

Besides it being slow, what was "bad" about the service? Just that everyone was helping out with bringing you food, and a management decision to have 17% be the default on the handheld?

Anyone been to Cluny in the Distillery yet?

So you think everyone on Yelp is a friend or family, but that Chowhounders are unbiased reviews? So many of us on here are in the business, etc….